Naked and famous denim

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Mauro, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. MIKE_JE

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    ^ That's the original state of the fabric backside.

    I think Kiya mentioned some time ago that there were 'micro-rib' loop-wheelers?
    Not sure what he meant...
    Anybody care to expand?
     


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    Can someone with a bit more knowledge than I please elaborate on what makes these hoodies loopwheeled? I ask because I have seen these in person and they do not compare in weight, or softness to any loopwheeler sweats I have from Studio D'Artisan, The Real McCoy's, or Buzz Rickson. Every loopwheeler fleece I have ever come in contact with does not have tiny loops like these do, but rather a very soft fleecy feeling. Not only that, but on Naked & Famous' own website, they make no mention of loopwheel fabric, but rather simply call them "slow vintage." Now here pops up another write up on them designating them as loopwheeled. I think these are cool hoodies, great for the price, and look and feel great in person. However, until I get further information from N&F or the like, I am going to go ahead and say they are not loopwheeled in the way I have ever encountered. I don't doubt they are made in Wakayama, Japan...but I do doubt this classification. I really like loopwheeled material and I am truly interested in the process and garments. All I have to say is the only loopwheeled zip-ups I have come across are sold from BiG or Rakuten and cost $220 or more. loopwheel material from SDA: http://www.selectism.com/news/wp-con...y-sweat-04.JPG
    Yeah, they don't look at all like any loopwheeled fabric I've ever seen, but I don't understand the process well enough to say whether they are or aren't. What mikecch and whatever123 said makes sense to me.
     


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    in full disclosure, i dont know a whole lot about loopwheeled fabric but i do know i want a loopwheeler machine in my living room. anyone have one for sale? [​IMG] thanks.
     


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    Just had a look back at page 134 of this thread - we've had this discussion before and someone mentioned e-mailing N&F to confirm...? @MSSneaker: you've seen these in person right? I was just looking at some pictures on page 133 on this thread and the hardware seems to be plastic/coated metal, can you confirm? Oh, and reading material: http://www.tezomeya.com/more/kanekichi.html http://www.kanekichi-turi.com/turi_outline.html http://www.e-ifuku-shop.com/html/newpage.html?code=1 Can also buy loop-wheeled fabric online in Japan :p
     


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    have you people seen the info they provide on their link?

    http://www.nakedandfamousdenim.com/b...intag-hoodies/

    i dont know if a "Tsuri Circular Knitting Machines" is the same as a lw ...


    Thanks for the link.

    Those are loop-wheelers in that factory photo.
     


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    thats what i thought too.
     


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    FYI, these hoodies have been out for over a month now.
    Most retailers had them then, Four Horsemen, Times Profile Shop and many others.

    I'm just surprised discussion is happening now.
     


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    FYI, these hoodies have been out for over a month now. Most retailers had them then, Four Horsemen, Times Profile Shop and many others. I'm just surprised discussion is happening now.
    i guess it was discussed like 35+ pages ago. we like rehashing the past.
     


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    FYI, these hoodies have been out for over a month now.
    Most retailers had them then, Four Horsemen, Times Profile Shop and many others.

    I'm just surprised discussion is happening now.


    i guess it was discussed like 35+ pages ago. we like rehashing the past.

    Jay-D, what have you done!
     


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    Jay-D, what have you done!
    it was n&f's description.
     


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    I re-hashed the topic because the last time it came up we seemed to have all concluded they were not loopwheeled...

    Anyway, from what I've seen of them I think they are great for the price. Obviously there are Japanese companies making incredible loopwheel fleece zip-ups but you can't get away with one of those for less than $225...and most people are not willing to pay that much for sweats.

    I may buy one of these N&F hoodies. If anything I had never heard of "slow vintage" and hadn't seen any loopwheeled piece that looks like these.
     


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    Denim looks Good...Pls do provide some pics an sites for the same...Thanks for sharing!!!!
     


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    I re-hashed the topic because the last time it came up we seemed to have all concluded they were not loopwheeled...

    Anyway, from what I've seen of them I think they are great for the price. Obviously there are Japanese companies making incredible loopwheel fleece zip-ups but you can't get away with one of those for less than $225...and most people are not willing to pay that much for sweats.

    I may buy one of these N&F hoodies. If anything I had never heard of "slow vintage" and hadn't seen any loopwheeled piece that looks like these.


    its a good thing to question actually.
     


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